Patient has wisdom teeth surgery. Four days later comes in with dry socket and is treated for this. Four days after the dry socket treatment is seen for follow up by surgeon. What is appropriate to bill for the dry socket treatment as well as the follow up to the treatment?

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  • Patient has wisdom teeth surgery. Four days later comes in with dry socket and is treated for this. Four days after the dry socket treatment is seen for follow up by surgeon. What is appropriate to bill for the dry socket treatment as well as the follow up to the treatment?

Patient has wisdom teeth surgery. Four days later comes in with dry socket and is treated for this. Four days after the dry socket treatment is seen for follow up by surgeon. What is appropriate to bill for the dry socket treatment as well as the follow up to the treatment?

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Asked on March 14, 2014
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Both would be considered inclusive of the initial treatment as it is within the 10 day global period guideline.

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